Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known as "the Master of Suspense".
Alfred Hitchcocks parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing.
✨ Alfred Hitchcock Trade Marks
★ [Hair] Likes to insert shots of a woman's hairstyle, frequently in close-ups.
★ [Bathrooms] Often a plot device, a hiding place or a place where lovemaking is prepared for.
★ Always formally dressed, wearing a suit on film sets
★ Inspired the adjective "Hitchcockian" for suspense thrillers
★ Distinctively slow way of speaking, dark humor and dry wit, especially regarding murder
★ Often makes the audience empathizes with the villain's plight, usually in a sequence where the villain is in danger of being caught.
According to many people who knew Hitchcock, he could not stand to even look at his wife, Alma Reville, while she was pregnant.
He appears on a 32-cent U.S. postage stamp, in the "Legends of Hollywood" series, that was released 8/3/98 in Los Angeles, California.
Alma Reville and Hitchcock had one daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, who appeared in three of his movies: Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960).
When finishing a cup of tea while on the set, he would often non-discriminatingly toss the cup and saucer over his shoulder, letting it fall (or break) wherever it may.
When he won his Lifetime Achievement award in 1979, he joked with friends that he must be about to die soon. He died a year later.
Was at his heaviest in the late 1930s, when he weighed over 300 pounds. Although always overweight, he dieted and lost a considerable amount of weight in the early 1950s.
Is the "voice" of the "Jaws" ride at Universal Studios.
✨ Alfred Hitchcock Quotes:
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible."
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